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This page will feature news, information and updates about economic development and livability here in Freeborn County. We will also feature links and resources to help local business grow and expand our local economy.

The History of Greater Jobs, Inc.

July 10, 2016

Greater Jobs, Inc. is a private non-profit development corporation created in 1944 as Jobs, Inc. It was funded by local businessmen to solve the post WWII employment program. In the early 1950’s they¬†created the first community industrial park in the United States.   In 1975, a new corporation was formed called the Albert Lea Industrial…

What Does ALEDA Do?

July 10, 2016

ALEDA serves as the mechanism where the county, city and the private sector work together for economic development in Albert Lea and Freeborn County. We are made up of the Albert Lea Port Authority and Greater Jobs, Inc. We are also home to the Albert Lea Business Development Center (ALBDC). We work with large businesses…